Back to the Eighties

This year’s musical, Back to the Eighties came to a close with a great last performance on Saturday night. The gamble of putting on a fourth show was handsomely repaid by the large and enthusiastic crowd who attended the finale. The first audience on Wednesday included 700 eager primary school students from the surrounding schools. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the cast rekindled memories for the adult audiences with songs and music from the eighties , all beautifully executed over the three performances. Niall Scott as Corey Senior was suitably reflective and philosophical while Tommy Mallen as Corey Junior showed the composure of someone well used to the stage. Louise Delaney as Eileen sang and acted magnificently as did Clara O’ Brien (Ms Brannigan) and Aisling O’ Shea (Tiffany). Darragh Kennedy as Mr. Cocker maintained the high standard he set for himself in last year’s show and The Gleesons – Gillian and Liam- as Michael Feldman and Cyndi looked totally at home on the stage and seemed to enjoy every moment of it. For many, especially the younger audience, the favourite was the normally shy Steve Cullen who gave a brilliant performance as class geek, Fergal. Among the younger actors and novices, John Carroll (Alf), John O’Meara (Kirk), Karolina Varadi (Mel), Aoife Kelly (Kim), Rian Mooney (Billy Arnold), David Mc Grath (Lionel), Glynn Steward (Huey), Kate Cashman (Laura), Paige Heap (Debbie) and featured singer Grainne Daly, all did really well. A word of praise too for the large chorus who sang and danced with force and conviction throughout the performances. Well done on a great show.

This year’s musical, Back to the Eighties came to a close with a great last performance on Saturday night. The gamble of putting on a fourth show was handsomely repaid by the large and enthusiastic crowd who attended the finale. The first audience on Wednesday included 700 eager primary school students from the surrounding schools. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the cast rekindled memories for the adult audiences with songs and music from the eighties , all beautifully executed over the three performances. Niall Scott as Corey Senior was suitably reflective and philosophical while Tommy Mallen as Corey Junior showed the composure of someone well used to the stage. Louise Delaney as Eileen sang and acted magnificently as did Clara O’ Brien (Ms Brannigan) and Aisling O’ Shea (Tiffany). Darragh Kennedy as Mr. Cocker maintained the high standard he set for himself in last year’s show and The Gleesons – Gillian and Liam- as Michael Feldman and Cyndi looked totally at home on the stage and seemed to enjoy every moment of it. For many, especially the younger audience, the favourite was the normally shy Steve Cullen who gave a brilliant performance as class geek, Fergal. Among the younger actors and novices, John Carroll (Alf), John O’Meara (Kirk), Karolina Varadi (Mel), Aoife Kelly (Kim), Rian Mooney (Billy Arnold), David Mc Grath (Lionel), Glynn Steward (Huey), Kate Cashman (Laura), Paige Heap (Debbie) and featured singer Grainne Daly, all did really well. A word of praise too for the large chorus who sang and danced with force and conviction throughout the performances. Well done on a great show.

Croke Cup Semi-Final Victory

Congratulations to the Croke team who overcame Nenagh C.B.S. at Templederry on Wednesday last in the semi –final of the Croke Cup, Tipperary Under 15A hurling competition. After a competitive first half, Our Lady’s led by 1-4 to 0-4. Early in the second half Nenagh scored a goal to level the game. Kevin Hassett’s crucial goal gave Templemore the boost that took them on to a 2-11 to 1-10 victory. It was a great team performance but David O’ Shea in goals made many crucial saves while Jordan Moloney gave a man of the match display and Emmett Moloney, Tommy Nolan and Kevin Hassett worked hard all day. Brian Mc Grath too was impressive throughout the game. Basketball

Our Senior basketball team played Rochfordbridge at home on Wednesday, Novebmer 23rd. Our Lady’s got off to a great start with a few well taken scores by Claire Fitzpatrick and Bridget Greed. Some great rebounds and scores by Karen Costigan saw Our Lady’s extend their lead by 30 points to 4 at half time. The game was over as a contest at this stage and Our Lady’s added a further 12points to run out winners on a score of 42 points to 10.

The seniors play their final league game against Tullamore on Friday, December 2nd and are depending on other results to go their way if they are to qualify for the semi-final.

The Cadets played a challenge against Rochford in preparation for their Cup semi-final against Castleisland in January. This group are improving g with very game and played the fast ball to great effect in this challenge.